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From the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Our friends at 88.9FM – Braidwood were amongst the first community stations at the front-line of emergency broadcast updates over the recent summer bushfires. They sustained a mighty service providing crucial updates to their local communities in and around the Budawang National Park and Mongo National Park in the Southern Tablelands of NSW – for two […]

Mike Kelly, who is the federal member for Eden-Monaro, spoke in Parliament about the vital role community broadcasting plays in our communities, whether it be keeping people informed during disasters or giving a voice to the many groups that make up our multicultural society.

BRAIDWOOD’S Citizen of the Year is Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters, who has used drive, determination and technical expertise to improve the station. Mr Waters, who was “honoured” to be recognised for his contribution, has been involved with the radio station for nine years. He said it had become more important in the past […]

Olivia Calver, 22 Dec 2019, 8am. in the world of apps, Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle, some would argue community radio’s news value is declining. But the town of Braidwood found during the recent bushfires in the region that Braidwood Community FM was nothing short of a lifeline. Station manager, Gordon Waters, station president, […]

The Braidwood community radio station, Braidwood FM, known affectionately as the Barbed Wireless, had only just expanded its transmission range when fires threatened the town of about 1650 people. At first none of the station’s volunteers quite understood the challenge. As the town first faced a rapidly changing fire late in November, the community turned […]

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November 27, 2017

Thanks to John for dropping in and having a chat to Disko, Mary & Rod.